Thursday, September 14, 2006
posted by PabloPabla at 12:24 pm

I was walking back from Court this morning when I saw someone familiar. And I thought of writing this post.

Ever wonder what is one profession which pays you (quite handsomely if you are at the right place) for your signature? Well, yes. Your signature is the most sought after and they pay you for affixing your signature without which, you cannot get some things done.

Nope, celebrities who sign autographs do not directly get paid for those signatures. True, they may endorse the products which they are contractually bound to advertise but they still need to work to be famous and all. How about being a lawyer? No. A lawyer still needs to do work before finally putting his signature and get paid for it. Same goes to any other professionals such as engineers, architects, accountants and consultants.

I am talking about the man behind the desk. The Commissioner for Oaths.

The Commissioner for Oaths are the envy of many. With just a small start-up capital to purchase a desk, chair, signboard, rubber-stamps, namecards, receipt books and rental for their "office", their "business" is up and running. There is absolutely no work involved unless reading the documents presented to them is deemed to be work (if at all they read). More often than not, their work comprises rubber-stamping the appropriate column with their seal and affixing their signature using their favourite fountain-pen. Voila! Job done!

The other advantage of this profession is "cash upon signature". You can just imagine the daily takings of these Commissioner for Oaths. Some Commissioners are quite enterprising. They give some commission (pun intended) to office boys of legal firms to encourage the office boys to continue sending documents to them for affirmation. And some of these documentation can be so voluminous that a couple of trips on their motorcycles are necessary. Talk about good money!

Wanna be a Commissioner for Oaths?



At 2:57 pm, Anonymous Hijackqueen

Well, Licensed surveyor can do the job too. ;) Normally those money masuk pocket instead of going into the company's account.


At 3:02 pm, Blogger PabloPabla

hijackqueen : Who prepares the stuff for the LS to sign?


At 4:30 pm, Anonymous Laksa

yeah, totally agree with you there. i deal with them almost constantly.


At 5:05 pm, Blogger PabloPabla

laksa : So, do u get commission? :P


At 8:17 pm, Blogger Wuching

eh, how i get a job lidat? i oso wan!


At 11:45 am, Blogger Ryan

so ehm how do you become one CoO?


At 12:27 pm, Blogger PabloPabla

wuching & ryan : Ha! Ha! First u shld ideally be a civil servant. Next, u shld be able to have good networking. Finally, u must have some good strings to pull.


At 2:11 pm, Anonymous Hijackqueen

Some sub-con will prefer the plans. LS will just need to sign on it. Easy!


At 11:16 pm, Anonymous hijackqueen

I mean *prepare*. Paiseh with the typo.